30 April 2008

ArtSound live broadcasts

ArtSound will be broadcasting live jazz concerts on Friday nights. Some will be live from the studio; others will be from ArtSound's large collection of live recordings of Canberra and visiting jazz artists. Excellent idea, and look at press release for the distribution! Concerts start this 8pm, Friday with a quartet made up of Jazz School students. Here's the Press release.

Media Release
29 April 2008: for immediate use

ArtSound FM launches Friday Night Live Jazz Series

Canberra’s community music and arts radio station, ArtSound FM, is embarking on an exciting new program of live jazz broadcasts. Every Friday night, starting on May 2, audiences can tune in to hear local and national musicians playing superb jazz classics and originals.

The program will feature live performances from the ArtSound recording studios and pre-recorded concerts from venues around the Canberra region including the God’s Café, Canberra Southern Cross Club, the Street Theatre as well as some of the world's top festivals.

Friday Night Live will be co-hosted by long-standing jazz enthusiast and broadcaster Chris Deacon and local Jazz singer Lauren Black.

“The series has attracted a great deal of interest from the local jazz community,” Mr Deacon said.

“I am especially looking forward to sharing ArtSound’s large recorded archive of local jazz performances which has been built up over the past twenty years.”

Artists appearing on the program include the Wayne Kelly Trio, Kooky Fandango, John Black, Sally Greenaway Project, Eric Ajaye, Leigh Barker Quintet, Nils Rosendahl and the Kevin Hunt trio.

ArtSound FM has been a key element of Canberra’s music and arts scene since 1983. The station broadcasts a mix of classic, jazz, blues, folk and world music including arts news interviews and reviews. It is supplying the two hours of free production and broadcast time to musicians in the hope that it will add to Canberra’s already vibrant jazz community.

ArtSound FM is a member of the Fine Music Network and the European Broadcasting Union. Each band will receive a recording of their concert and there will be opportunities for distribution of the concerts internationally.

Appearing this week on Friday Night Live is a quartet of current students from the Jazz School featuring James LeFevre on sax, Chris Pound on bass, Hugh Deacon on drums and Austin Benjamin on piano.

Tune in every Friday night between 8pm - 10pm on FM 92.7 (90.3 Tuggeranong) to experience some of the best Australian talent on offer.

For more information and interviews contact:
ArtSound Publicity: Lauren Black, 0404 947 944
ArtSound FM General Manager: Chris Deacon, 6295 7444

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